Yoda: To Know But Not Understand — Science and Big Data

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To Know, but Not Understand: David Weinberger on Science and Big Data

In an edited excerpt from his new book, Too Big to Know, David Weinberger explains how the massive amounts of data necessary to deal with complex phenomena exceed any single brain’s ability to grasp, yet networked science rolls on. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington recorded daily weather observations, but they didn’t record them hourly or by the minute.

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Phi Beta Iota:  This applies to rote education, micro-graduate education (learning everything about nothing), commercial and secret intelligence, and most research endeavors but especially those funded by the US Government that does not do “Whole of Government” or “Smart Nation” anything.